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We're quite excited for issue 18 as it's packed with tons of great content! Our cover story on The End of the Tour takes you behind the scenes with 3 full stories that include—writer Donald Margulies, director James Ponsoldt, and actors Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel. There's a huge media rich piece on Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation featuring an interview with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie, a podcast with McQuarrie and star Tom Cruise, plus storyboards and script excerpts. We also publish the full Black List script Forgive Me by Max Hurwitz about legendary newsman Mike Wallce. As for TV, we sat down with Ed Burns to discuss his long journey to television with his critically acclaimed cop show Public Morals—plus read the entire pilot script. The always busy Neil LaBute made time to chat with us about his latest film Dirty Weekend. We looked into the Sundance film fest hit Mistress America is discussed as we chatted with writer-director Noah Baumbach. Our other cinematic stories include pieces on Ant-Man, Diary of a Teenage Girl, Oscar Winner Diablo Cody on Ricki and the Flash, Straight Outta Compton and Terminator Genisys—along with plenty of other storytelling centric entertainment journalism pieces!

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